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The Hitman: Agent 47 trailer & the videogame movie problem

17 March 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

There are some excellent videogame-influenced movies out there. They're just not based on videogames...

Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter: The Movie, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, Doom, Doa: Dead or Alive, Max Payne, Silent Hill: Revelations 3D.

No, no, this isn’t a list of the worst movies ever made. It’s a choice selection of films from the last 20 years that have been based on videogames. And as you can see, it makes for grim reading. But why is that?

But before we get into that, some brief history.

“Videogames can never be art.”

Despite the huge success of the gaming industry, which is now the most profitable form of entertainment, videogames are still seen an inferior art form. The late, great Roger Ebert famously kicked a beehive in 2010 when he proclaimed that “Videogames can never be art.”, Long story short, »

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